There's more to consider when purchasing new server infrastructure than simply the hardware. Make sure you do a little homework on the management side of the equation before your next server purchase.
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In need of a high-power server tower but don't require the high availability of a cluster solution? Consider the smooth-operating PowerEdge T620 for your next server replacement or upgrade.
In need of the perfect building block for workloads like storage and compute clustering that need multiple physical servers? HP has you covered with its latest half-height blade server.
While cost may be the biggest driver for the entry-level server market, ease of configuration and management can pay big dividends, as HP's new Gen8 MicroServer shows.
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The ThinkServer RD630 screams speed and versatility. Whatever task you want to throw at it, the RD630 is more than up to the job.
Our latest Server Review uncovers an AMD Opteron-based server that offers an outstanding combination of price and performance.
The HP DL560 is an engineering marvel and a crazy fast one at that. Is there any situation where this server wouldn't fit?
Improvements to HP's ProLiant BL660c blade server help it meet the most demanding data center requirements from virtualization to heavy-duty number crunching.
While Windows Server 2012 Essentials fails to include all the features in the previous Standard edition, does it offer enough to meet the basic server needs of most small businesses?
Managing a large number of VMs and all the associated networking and storage is no small feat, but new features in vSphere 5.1 make it possible to accomplish that job from literally anywhere you can connect to the network.
With Windows Server 2012 finally officially available, now's the perfect time to delve a little deeper into the features and changes in the new server operating system that are likely to matter most to enterprises.
Chomping at the bit to test out the official release of Windows Server 2012? Check out what to watch for and avoid as we put the new server OS through its paces.
The latest version of VMware View debuts with new functionality to improve the overall user experience, but are the enhancements enough to warrant an upgrade for your environment?
Dell's new PowerEdge R520 debuts as a worthy successor to the R510, delivering many features previously found only on higher end servers.
While VMware vSphere can already handle some of the most complex virtual machine configurations you can throw at it, version 5.0 brings even more flexibility to the HA and storage capabilities with an eye toward performance and scalability.
A processor refresh doesn't necessarily mean you need a new server. Sometimes, simply dropping in new chips gives your server a huge performance boost. Paul Ferrill demonstrates how AMD's new 16-core chip ups the compute capacity of the HP ProLiant DL 385 G7 by 25 percent.
Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Server Beta. We walk through the many changes and new functionality it has added since the Developer Preview last year.
From its performing OS to the cutting-edge open source projects included with it, OpenSUSE 12.1 truly has something for everyone. But is it really flawless?
This enterprise-ready, ultra-compact, 1-socket server from Dell may very well change your perception of rackmount servers.
We take the developer preview release of Windows 8 Server out for a spin and find it surprisingly crash-free.
NComputing's L300 ties VDI into a nice neat package. Learn how to get your servers and clients up and running in a jiffy.
Plenty of possibilities from the latest version of this AMD Opteron powered workhorse.
The initial beta of Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 was released to the MSDN community two months ago. We step through our user experience with and provide some tips to get things working optimally.
We continue our step-by-step guide of how to build a Linux test server. This time, we examine storage options and how to configure the machine as a test bed for new Linux distros.